Chevening Alumni Ghana to be officially launched at the British High Commissioner’s residence.
Chevening is the UK government’s international awards scheme aimed at developing global leaders since 1983.
Funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations, Chevening offers two types of award – Chevening Scholarships and Chevening Fellowships – the recipients of which are personally selected by British Embassies and High Commissions throughout the world.
Chevening Scholars come from over 160 countries and territories worldwide (excluding the USA and the EU), and over 1,500 scholarships were awarded in 2015/2016. There are over 44,000 Chevening Alumni around the world who comprise an influential and highly regarded global network. In 2015 twenty high achieving scholars from Ghana were awarded with the scholarship.
Presently, Chevening Alumnus includes an array of influential professionals, with an excellent record of rising to positions of leadership across a wide range of fields including: Sciences, Business, Media, and Academia.
In Ghana, the alumni group boosts the Honourable Benjamin Kunbuor – Defence Minister of State, Augustina E Mills – Senior Manager at Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Augustine Otto a Director of Research & Business Development Division at GIPC, and Bernard Avle – Director of news at Citi FM, among many others.
The British High Commission looks to support the development of an active and cohesive Chevening network to contribute to Ghana’s continued development. The alumni association will officially be launched on 10th February 2016 and will be hosted by the British High Commissioner. The event will bring together all beneficiaries of the prestigious scholarship programme, since its inception, alongside private and public organisation executives, helping to foster and strengthen partnerships. The association will look to provide a platform to share experiences, mentor opportunities and to promote discussions on national and global issues of unique opportunity for future leaders, influencers, and decision-makers.